PUEBLO, Colo. –The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has named four Slippery Rock University athletes All-America following their performances at the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championships. The championships were May 23-25 at the Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderbowl at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Receiving honors were:
· Kevin Jewel, an athletic training major from North Versailles, was the national runner-up taking second-place in the 800-meter run setting an SRU record of 1:49.09 and breaking his own record of 1:49.82 set earlier this spring. It was his first All-America honor;
· Lexi Arnold, a health and physical education major from Newburg, who placed third in the javelin with a personal best of 46.68 meters. It was Arnold’s second All-America honor;
· Cameron Daugherty, a criminology graduate student from Washington, D.C., placed third in the pole vault with an SRU record of 5.20 meters. He too broke his own 5.19 meters record set earlier this spring. It was Daugherty’s fifth career All-America honor; and
· Julia Cain, an exercise science major from Magnolia, Ohio, placed eighth in the pole vault with a personal best clearance of 3.90 meters. It was her first All-America honor.
The top eight finishers in all events at the national meet are awarded All-America honors by the association.
Other SRU participants earning rankings at the nation meet were:
· Sam Taylor, an undecided major from Monroeville, placed 15th in her first appearance at nationals with a throw of 42.02 meters;
· David Reinhardt, an undeclared major from Bradford, who finished in 15th place in the javelin with a throw 60.02 meters.
· Ashley West, an undecided major from Gibsonia, cleared 1.70 meters in the high jump to place 17th; and
· Stephanie Case, a biology major from Columbiana, Ohio, who placed 21st in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:20.37.
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